Track Review – HatTrick

Written by T_Z_.

Track: HatTrick (direct download)

Author: Micster (TMX)

Type: Race

Environment: Stadium

Length: 45 sec

Mood: Sunrise

HatTrick

First Impression

Flowy and easy fullspeed track… looks cool.

Track Design

It has a nice design, but it’s too easy, big straight road parts that make it easy for the player, maybe some tricky parts here and there and it would be better in my opinion. It has some nice ideas, some good mixes of blocks that make the track more enjoyable – the start is nice for example.

It also has these very cool dirt bumps wich i really liked.

Rating: 8.0 +

Scenery

The scenery is not bad at all. Some parts have very cool scenery, good mixes of blocks that you notice while you race but when you see the track with camera 7 it looks kind of dumb 😛 There is to much road with donut shapes and stuff.

But again, it’s not bad.

Rating: 7.0 +

Media Tracker

Intro: The intro looks very cool. The camera flies over the track in a cool and smooth way, while the author presents the track with cool letters. Nice timing. And there’s also these cool white stripes, wich take a lot to make.

Ingame: Loop and end camera which is good.

Outro: This one rocks. It has great cameras, stopped and moving, cool shakes and nice FX colors. And unlike most tracks, this one doesn’t go through blocks or the car and flows really well.

The MT is probably the best thing in this track, i loved it.

Rating: 10.0 +

Originality

The start is unusual in Stadium and I’ve never seen the dirt bumps that flow really well – but that’s all.

Rating: 6.0 +

Fun Factor

Yeah, it is fun, especially for WR hunting. I’ve played this track a lot and I’m not sick of it, it flows really well and it’s very entertaining.

Rating: 8.5 +

Summary

It’s a great track which I think everyone should try. It has a good design, nice scenery and the MT rocks.

Final Rating: 8.0 (very good) ++++

***

Notes:

– Ratings range from 1 (bad) to 10 (perfect). 5 is average.

– The final rating of a track is not the average of all sub-ratings. For example, a track not being very original doesn’t mean it’s a bad track.

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4 Responses to Track Review – HatTrick

  1. micster says:

    Thanks for the great review once again! 😀

    I was afraid that making it any harder would cause the track to become frustrating. 😛

  2. T_Z_ says:

    lol it would be as frustrating as A1 😀

  3. *speedy* says:

    i really enjoyed the track 😀 Believe me 😉

  4. timebreaker says:

    it was a really easy track, i think a little difficulty always helps to make a track more addicitve and raises it out of the 08/15 fullspeeders
    nice review t_z i mostly agree 😉

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